The Albanian dancers are awarded at “Capri Danza International” 2020
Everything was ready for the VII edition of the International Capri Ballet Award 2020. International recognition of this activity has been achieved thanks to the artistic direction of Luigi Ferrones and under the auspices of the Campania Region and the Municipality of Capri. This year the protagonists met on September 5 and 6 in the historic premises of “Certosa di San Giacomo”.Standing close to the important names of the activities of this region this Festival stands out for Italian dancers and reconfirms itself on the international platform. Due to the pandemic this edition was held in restrictive conditions coming from both national and regional entities. In this regard, the prices were limited and now some of them, such as those of criticism, journalism, choreography, photography, etc. will not be given. Prizes will be awarded only to local dancers.
Host of the evening was Stefania Benincaso. This year, too, the awards had the signature of Syrian artist Ahmad. The godfather of this evening was maestro Raffaele Paganini, one of the biggest names in Italian ballet. The award went to Virna Toppi, the first ballerina of the Scala Theater, most recently one of the protagonists of the TV gala conceived and directed by Roberto Bolle, and Christian Fagetti, the dancer of the Teatro della Scala. The award for merit was also given to choreographer Massimo Moricone and musician Nello Mallardo, as well as to the couple of international dancers: Anbeta Toromani and Alessandro Macario. Awards for merit were given to dancers Gioacchino Starace and Mattia Semperboni from “Teatro alla Scala”; Annalina Nuzzo, Luisa Ieluzzi, Danilo Notaro, Tommaso Palladino of the San Carlos Theater; In this edition, the dancers brothers Amand and Mirand Pulaj from the Vicenza Theater were also honored with an award. Actor Ernesto Lama and tenor Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio performed this evening. On the evening of September 6, the musicians of the well-known group Matia Bazar also took the stage.